News Release

Rancho Santiago Community College District Names Alistair Winter as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

​(Santa Ana, CA)—Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) has selected Alistair Winter as assistant vice chancellor of human resources. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department and will advise the vice chancellor of human resources regarding the application of laws, policies, and regulations affecting academic and classified personnel. Winter will oversee the timely completion of performance evaluations, the recruitment, hiring, promotion, job classification, discipline, salary placement and advancement, orientation of new employees and employment agreements with administrators. He will be responsible for the investigating and processing of personnel and contract disputes, employee grievances, and more.

Winter, a Riverside resident, brings seven years of experience with California community colleges, plus an additional six years of public safety experience. Most recently, he served as chief of safety and security at RSCCD. In that role, he collaborated with Human Resources on collective bargaining proposals, successfully hired new lieutenants and sergeants, and worked with classified employees on the adoption of new uniform, firearms, and use of force policies. He also served as a member of the Title IX Task Force. Prior to that, he was interim director of RSCCD safety and security. In that role, he jointly chaired the Public Safety Task Force to review and assess department capabilities to deal with emergency situations. Prior to that, Winter served as lieutenant of safety and security at Santiago Canyon College and as a public safety officer at Mt. San Antonio College.

Earlier, he worked for the Police Service of Northern Ireland starting as an event planner/shift scheduler, moving up to a patrol sergeant, a sergeant roads policing unit, community sergeant/inspector (lieutenant), duty inspector (lieutenant), and eventually serving as change/project manager. In this role, he oversaw the visit of President George W. Bush to Northern Ireland by effectively interfacing with the Secret Service, local political leaders, and the media. He also investigated, designed, communicated, and implemented restructuring and change in operational and support functions in the organization.

Winter earned a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in human resources from the American Public University System. He also holds a B.S. in crime and criminology from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, and a professional certificate in management from Open University, Milton Keynes, England.

About Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin.. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.

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